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Old 08-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #181
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I was able to get a reservation for Sept 4th.

We were part of the first test program and it was very different from this! We checked in to Poly CL in December and my understanding is that the test was extended to CL guests of the Poly, Grand Floridian and Contemporary.

You were walked through the process by a CM with an iPad and you had to order your entire lunch in advance. When you arrived at BoG you had to walk to the "guard shack" at the left of the bridge entrance. There, they checked your reservation (it was under your name, no reservation number). We never had to hand them the paper fastpass or show it for that matter. They never checked KTTW or any proof of resort etc.

We paid at the guard shack, were handed a yellow rose and were escorted in to BoG by a cast member. The CM then gave us a brief tour and allowed us to select any room we wanted. I would say less than 5 minutes after we sat down our food was on the table!

It was a seamless experience. I will be interested to see how the second test goes and I am hopeful that we can participate.

There was no "checking" to be sure that guests participating in the first test were actually staying at one of the selected resorts. They way I know this? We ended up switching from Poly CL to AKL Savannah view about 2 hours after we checked in to the Poly. Our reservation was still valid even though we were no longer Poly CL guests. I would wager that if the online system accepts your reservation number that your reservation will be valid.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:47 AM   #182
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:21 AM   #183
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Thank you OP!

I got a lunch reservation for Tuesday, 8/6! We'll probably select our meals in advance, but I didn't know the menu when I got the ressie. So excited to see the inside of the castle.
See you there, we have reservations for 8/6 at 12:30
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:31 AM   #184
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So, yesterday I reported that we received the test email and made our lunch ressie for today at 12:10-12:25. It worked and we're here in the west wing of the castle waiting for our lunch!
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #185
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So, yesterday I reported that we received the test email and made our lunch ressie for today at 12:10-12:25. It worked and we're here in the west wing of the castle waiting for our lunch!
That is awesome. Hoping it works for us in 26 days
Did you have the printout of the confirmation?
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #186
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See you there, we have reservations for 8/6 at 12:30
Hey, us, too. We have 11:30-11:50am adrs on 8/6.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:55 AM   #187
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So, yesterday I reported that we received the test email and made our lunch ressie for today at 12:10-12:25. It worked and we're here in the west wing of the castle waiting for our lunch!
Did you order your food ahead of time or just do the expedited checkout?
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #188
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I just tried for Oct 19-24th and I got to where you select the date and then it said none were available.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:15 PM   #189
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I just tried for Oct 19-24th and I got to where you select the date and then it said none were available.
Think it's too far out in advance.. Tried oct 25-30..
Same result
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:40 PM   #190
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That is awesome. Hoping it works for us in 26 days
Did you have the printout of the confirmation?
We were in the airport on a layover when we got the email, so no printer. We screen-shotted it, but didn't need it. The check-in station at BOG had our ressie on their tablet. We hadn't chosen our meal in advance. I recommend doing so because then you can proceed right to your table. We still had to wait in line to order - about 10 min.
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That is awesome. Hoping it works for us in 26 days
Did you have the printout of the confirmation?
We were in the airport when we got the email so no printer. Screen-shotted it just in case. Didn't need it. The cm at the check- in station had our ressie on their tablet. We hadn't ordered in advance. I recommend doing so so u can proceed right to a table. We still had to wait in line to order - about 10 min.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:04 PM   #192
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I was able to get a FP+ with our DVC reservation. It seems like it will work. We arrive on September 25, I was only able to find times for the 25th and 26th, not past that day, so it may only be a limited time test, (I was looking for September 29).

I will be interested to hear how it works for those that did not receive an invitation to participate, (like myself)

Here is a link to the FAQ's https://beourguestlunch.disney.go.com/FAQ.aspx
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #193
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I was able to get a FP+ with our DVC reservation. I seems like it will work. We arrive on September 25, I was only able to find times for the 25th and 26th, not past that day, (was looking for September 29).

I will be interested to hear how it works for those that did not receive an invitation to participate, (like myself)

Here is a link to the FAQ's https://beourguestlunch.disney.go.com/FAQ.aspx
Maybe only one month out you can reserve for.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:29 PM   #194
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Hey, us, too. We have 11:30-11:50am adrs on 8/6.
Did you preorder your meal? I did for mine, but didn't for my friend, I wanted to see the difference in experiences ..
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Did you preorder your meal? I did for mine, but didn't for my friend, I wanted to see the difference in experiences ..
We just used the test today and didn't preorder. I would definitely pre-order. If your order is already in, u go right to your table, otherwise u still have to wait in line to order. We had to wait about 10 min.
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